mf

09 May 2017

MICHAEL FLYNN APPOINTED NEWPORT COUNTY MANAGER

Newport County AFC are delighted to announce that Michael Flynn will be our new first team manager starting immediately.

Michael has been acting as Caretaker Manager since Graham Westley’s departure in March and has been instrumental in one of the greatest relegation escapes in Football League history.  He will now have the summer to build towards the 2017/18 season with the intention of putting this turbulent season behind us and looking to build on recent momentum and backing from the city.

Chairman of Operations Gavin Foxall said:"Michael has made the decision to appoint him on a permanent basis an easy one for the Board of Directors. From the outset as Caretaker manager he has performed in an impressive manner in every area. His record and what he has achieved on the pitch in such a short period of time is phenomenal"

Michael Flynn said: “I’m delighted to have been named manager of the club.  Nothing makes me prouder than to take charge of my hometown Club.  I made no secret that I wanted this job.  When I took over as Caretaker Manager in March, I said I felt ready for the challenge and that’s still true now because I know this is a challenge.  What we’ve achieved with this group of lads in the last few weeks has been unbelievable but I never want this club to be in that situation again.  The challenge now is to get away   I’m ready to push on now and take this team forward with the help of Wayne Hatswell and Lennie Lawrence as well as the board.

"The fans have been through some really tough times this season.  We want Rodney Parade to be like it was on the last game of the season every week and I’m hoping we’ll give them more to cheer about next season.  They deserve that for sticking by us all this time.”

Source: Newport County